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Posted: 1/4/2002 3:09:03 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/4/2002 3:24:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By El-cid: [url]http://www.hk94.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=3c363f6e05aaffff;act=ST;f=5;t=2[/url]
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That was the "M-UL3" 106mm recoilless rifle on muleback mount. It was used during the WWII invasion of Italy due to the mountainous terrain. Though it was expected to be a highly effective counter to the heavily dug-in German defensive positions, US officers found that getting the pack mules to assault German positions was nearly impossible without a steady supply of apples and sugarcubes. The program was discontinued in 1953 after a similar disappointing performance in the Korean War. The concept was revived during Desert Storm when the US Army mounted the M3 MAAWS rocket launcher in paired mounts on the back of trained camels. After the destruction of three camel pens in Dahrain, the program was shut down quietly for good.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 3:37:50 PM EDT
You are correct sir. This photo is circa 1953.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 3:43:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 3:56:52 PM EDT
It's the ASS-GUN!
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:09:37 PM EDT
Are you ready for another one? Name this one: [url]http://www.hk94.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=3c363f6e05aaffff;act=ST;f=5;t=3[/url]
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:17:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2002 4:21:55 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:21:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By El-cid: Are you ready for another one? Name this one: [url]http://www.hk94.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=3c363f6e05aaffff;act=ST;f=5;t=3[/url]
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That's the M-303 "Flying Kumquat" atomic bazooka. Issued in 1954, withdrawn in 1955, the M-303 had an effective range of 500yds, and carried a 5Kt atomic warhead. Needless to say, it was extremely unpopular with the US troops it was issued to.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:23:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2002 4:24:21 PM EDT by Spearweasel]
Originally Posted By Striker: ahh thats not a 106. It is a recoiless rifle but it's smaller then a 106. Here is one on a tripod. I was a 106 instructor and I'm here to tell you..they are something to shoot. [img]http://www.historicreproductions.com/assets/restore/recoilaf_1sx.jpg[/img] the smaller barrel and action mounted on top is a .50 spotter rifle. You loaded the mag with tracers and fired those first to bring the 106 on target. the .50 is called the "minor". The 106 is called the "major".
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Plainly sir, you are mistaken. The M-UL3 used the "106 Shorty". It used the same round as the 106mm you are used to but had somewhat less range and accuracy. Mules are too small to carry the full-sized 106, so this was developed to fit the platform available. It remains the worlds cheapest anti-tank mobile weapon system.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:29:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:30:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spearweasel:
Originally Posted By El-cid: Are you ready for another one? Name this one: [url]http://www.hk94.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=3c363f6e05aaffff;act=ST;f=5;t=3[/url]
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That's the M-303 "Flying Kumquat" atomic bazooka. Issued in 1954, withdrawn in 1955, the M-303 had an effective range of 500yds, and carried a 5Kt atomic warhead. Needless to say, it was extremely unpopular with the US troops it was issued to.
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What is the difference in this and the Davy Crockett weapons system? There is a pic(page 454)in US Military Wheeled Vehicles of the mount on a Jeep. The XM28 pictured version was a 120mm recoilless, and the range was 2000 yards. Capable of nuclear or conventional ammo. The lower portion mounted on the pictured Jeep looks very similar to the pic above.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:35:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Striker: The barrel on the mule mounted one looks considerably smaller in diameter then the tripod mounted one. Plus the back blast would do an awfull number on the mule. I might be wrong but I'm going by the size of the one on the mule compared to the man beside it.
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Each mule came with a trooper who... OH COME ON NOW!!! Can't you people tell I'm making this crap up as I go along? [bounce] [;D] [%|][:D][BD][flame][owned] [shock] [stick] [whacko] [bounce] [;D] [%|][:D][BD][flame][owned] [shock] [stick] [whacko] [bounce] [;D] [%|][:D][BD][flame][owned] [shock] [stick] [whacko] [bounce] [;D] [%|][:D][BD][flame][owned] [shock] [stick] [whacko] [bounce] [;D] [%|][:D][BD][flame][owned] [shock] [stick] [whacko]
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 4:41:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 6:00:05 PM EDT
Gentlemen, The second mystery image is: The Davy Crockett. The Davy Crockett consisted of an XM-388 projectile launched from either a 120-millimeter (XM-28) or 155-millimeter (XM-29) recoilless rifle (the 120 millimeter version is shown above). This weapon had a maximum range of 1.24 miles (120 millimeter) to 2.49 miles (155 millimeter). The XM-388 casing (including the warhead and fin assembly) weighed 76 pounds, was 30 inches long and measured 11 inches in diameter (at its widest point). The W54 warhead used on the Davy Crockett weighed just 51 pounds and was the smallest and lightest fission bomb (implosion type) ever deployed by the United States, with a variable explosive yield of 0.01 kilotons (equivalent to 10 tons of TNT, or two to four times as powerful as the ammonium nitrate bomb which destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995), or 0.02 kilotons-1 kiloton. A 58.6 pound variant—the B54—was used in the Special Atomic Demolition Munition (SADM), a nuclear land mine deployed in Europe, South Korea, Guam, and the United States from 1964-1989. Reference: [url]http://www.brook.edu/FP/projects/nucwcost/davyc.HTM[/url] I will post some more mystery photos later. I did not know so many people would enjoy it!
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 6:05:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Spearweasel:
Originally Posted By El-cid: Are you ready for another one? Name this one: [url]http://www.hk94.com/cgi-bin/ikonboard/ikonboard.cgi?s=3c363f6e05aaffff;act=ST;f=5;t=3[/url]
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That's the M-303 "Flying Kumquat" atomic bazooka. Issued in 1954, withdrawn in 1955, the M-303 had an effective range of 500yds, and carried a 5Kt atomic warhead. Needless to say, it was extremely unpopular with the US troops it was issued to.
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Wrong-0! It's the Davy Crockett. Although the ballistics were about right. A SHITLOAD of these things were made (over 2500) and then removed from service around 1969. Thank God.
Link Posted: 1/4/2002 6:06:47 PM EDT
Oops, I'm a little late on that one. My old boss in atomic munitions was on the fielding team for that baby, and he always laughed his ass off when telling his stories to the troops.
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 7:39:12 AM EDT
The Mule mounted weapon is a M20 75mm recoiless rifle that the US Army used in the Korean War time frame. It was later replaced by the 105mm RR, which was later replaced by the 106mm RR (which is one great weapon). It was tripod (and apparently mule) mounted. The tripod is probably on the other side of the Mule. Ross
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 8:18:30 AM EDT
Damn you Spearweasel! I've been trying to find pics of the camels to photoshop !!! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 8:33:28 AM EDT
[img]web-comm.com/ar15/spearweasel.jpg[/img] hehehehe... [:D]
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 1:14:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RBAD: [img]web-comm.com/ar15/spearweasel.jpg[/img] hehehehe... [:D]
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I'll get you, you bastard. [stick] Oh yes, I'll get you. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/5/2002 1:42:49 PM EDT
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